„Art is either plagiarism or revolution.“

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„The evolution of art has nothing to do with the revolution of society.“

—  Isidore Isou Romanian-born French poet, film critic and visual artist 1925 - 2007
Venom and Eternity (1951), Danielle's Monologue

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„In art there are only fast or slow developments. Essentially it is a matter of evolution, not revolution.“

—  Béla Bartók Hungarian composer and pianist 1881 - 1945
As quoted in The Enjoyment of Music : An Introduction to Perceptive Listening‎ (1955) by Joseph Machlis; also The Vintage Guide to Classical Music (1992) by Jan Swafford

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„Either build functional houses and bridges or create pure art or both. Don't confuse one with the other. Such art is not pure constructive art, but merely an imitation of the machine.“

—  Naum Gabo Russian sculptor 1890 - 1977
1918 - 1935, quote, 1919; as cited in: Ruth Latta (1948) Naum Gabo. Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.), p. 18 Here Gabo publicly criticized Tatlin's design for the 'Monument to the Third International' (1919)

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„Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.“

—  Salvador Dalí Spanish artist 1904 - 1989
Quotes of Salvador Dali, 1971 - 1980, Quote from People, 27 September 1976

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„Everything made is made either by art or by a physical process or according to some power.“

—  Sallustius Roman philosopher and writer
On the Gods and the Cosmos, Context: Everything made is made either by art or by a physical process or according to some power. Now in art or nature the maker must needs be prior to the made: but the maker, according to power, constitutes the made absolutely together with itself, since its power is inseparable from it; as the sun makes light, fire makes heat, snow makes cold. Now if the Gods make the world by art, they do not make it be, they make it be such as it is. For all art makes the form of the object. What therefore makes it to be? XIII. How things eternal are said to be made.

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„Like art, revolutions come from combining what exists into what has never existed before.“

—  Gloria Steinem American feminist and journalist 1934
Moving Beyond Words (1994), Part 4 : The Masculinization of Wealth, p. 196

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„The entire vitality of art depends upon its being either full of truth, or full of use“

—  John Ruskin English writer and art critic 1819 - 1900
Lectures on Art (1870), Context: The entire vitality of art depends upon its being either full of truth, or full of use; and that, however pleasant, wonderful, or impressive it may be in itself, it must yet be of inferior kind, and tend to deeper inferiority, unless it has clearly one of these main objects, — either to state a true thing, or to adorn a serviceable one. Lecture IV

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